Jane Of All Trades Kim Kardashian was in Dubai this week to attend, among other events, the opening of a new branch of L.A.’s celeb-obsessed Millions of Milkshakes store. While in Dubai, she and mom Kris went to a shop and tried on niqabs. (Note: several news outlets have said that Kim was trying on burqas, but I believe the garment in this image is niqab. Niqabs are headscarves with slits for the eyes while burqas are full-body covers.)
Kim has never met a photo op she didn’t love, so what’s the problem with her sampling the local clothing custom? Because traditional Muslim dress isn’t a prop or a party favor, that’s why. There are many women throughout the world who wear the burqa or niqab because they have to, not because they want to. Other people’s religious garments aren’t costumes, Kim, but considering that everything in your life is either a costume or an excuse for a photo op, I wouldn’t expect you to be able to tell the difference.